How does it feel when you can’t order what you like at your favourite restaurant?
Wouldn’t it be nice to smile at your new client and not worry about whether they’re noticing your missing tooth?
When you have a tooth that is missing or failing, these are the considerations you face each day, and it definitely takes a toll on your confidence.
Did you know that your missing tooth also affects your oral health? When your bone has no root to support, it will begin to dissolve, or resorb, which can put your healthy teeth at risk for more loss. Your teeth will also begin to move and shift into the space left open by your missing tooth.
It’s a good idea to think about replacing your tooth, and dental implants are a great solution.
What Is a Dental Implant?
One of the most reliable tooth replacement options is a dental implant. They boast a 95% success rate because they closely mimic your natural tooth. Dr Sian will place the implant, a titanium post, into your bone during surgery. Because it’s biocompatible, titanium will naturally integrate with your bone over time, so we’ll give it a few months to heal.
After the appropriate healing time has passed, we’ll customise a porcelain crown that will replace your tooth. Your new tooth is aesthetically pleasing and designed to match your smile while also offering you all the function you were missing, such as eating, smiling, talking, and chewing.
Your dental implant is also easy to care for, as you’ll be brushing and flossing like normal again in no time. An implant is also a great investment in your oral health because it offers longevity. With regular dental check-ups and excellent home care, your implant has the potential to last for a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dr Sian and Dr Smit can determine if a dental implant will meet your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays during an implant consultation. In order to be successful, implants do require that the patient is in good overall health and has enough healthy bone to support the implant. We’ll use 3-D technology to analyse the health and structure of your bone to ensure the success of your implant.
For over 18 years, Dr Sian has been placing and restoring dental implants here at Dental Design, offering our patients on the Northern Beaches the benefit of comprehensive implant dentistry. Patients truly appreciate the fact that they can work with the team they know and trust for their treatment from start to finish.
In certain cases, Dr. Sian will refer his patients to Dr. David Dunn from Macquaire Street Dental Centre to treat cases that benefit from "All on Four" implants. From there, Dental Design places the bridge and finishes any other work needed in your case. This treatment is great for those with dental anxiety or those who have extensive dental needs.
You don’t have to live with a compromised smile any longer!
Want to learn more about how dental implants can help you? Give Dental Design a call today to schedule your consultation.